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Professor Alan Carruth

Professor of Economics

School of Economics Keynes Room B2.07



Alan trained at the Universities of Stirling, Strathclyde and Warwick. He has been a member of the School of Economics at the University of Kent since October 1979. He received his PhD from the University of Warwick in 1983.

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Alan's publications can also be found on RePEc and ResearchGate.



  • "Wage Determination and Industrial Prosperity", (with A. J. Oswald), Oxford University Press, December 1989, 216 pages, ISBN 0-9-828692-9.


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Research interests

Alan’s research interests are in Labour Economics, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. This includes work on Inter-Industry Wages, Job Insecurity, Investment under Uncertainty, and Consumer Spending.

Alan's RePEc page is

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Consultation hours

  • Mon 09.30-11.00
  • Thu 14.15-16.00
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PhD supervision

Current students

Past PhD students

  • Dr Reinhold Heinlein: "On the International Transmission of Monetary Policy", completed 2013
  • Dr Jose Sanchez-Fung: "Essays on monetary policy in the Dominican Republic and Latin America", completed 2002
  • Dr William Collier: "Labour market heterogeneity: Wage determination and unemployment duration", completed 2001
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Administrative roles

  • Member of CHUDE
  • Member of WPEG Steering Committee
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School of Economics, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP

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Last Updated: 19/02/2015